IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Bomber crewmen of the 303rd Bomb Group read a newspaper by the wheel of their B-17 Flying Fortress. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 25 Jan 1943.' [stamp] and '245302.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse has been damaged, what remains reads: '"HOW THE BOYS LIVE AND WORK AT FLYING FORTRESS STATION IN ENGLAND. Wide World Photo shows: Two members of a Fortress Crew read the latest News from home in "THE STARS AND STRIPES", Daily Newspaper published in London for U.S. service men on war duty in the European theatre of operations and ... at all army and Air Corps stations in Britain. Men shown here are Sgt. Joseph Worth-... 62, Pene Boulevard, E. Lansdowne, PA. ... and (Standing) and Staff Sgt. Henry H. ... 317 South Marsifield Chicago. Ill.'
The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...
Military | Corporal | G/P
B-17 Flying Fortress
Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-T] Bangor 10/9/42; Molesworth 16/10/42; 59m transferred 1 Base Air Depot (sic),* Burtonwood 7/7/44; Returned to the USA Altus 18/8/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 14/8/45. Over...
Military site : airfield
Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...